President Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act on July 21. Keep track of the latest developments, and see what steps were taken toward reform since March 2009, with the St. Louis Fed's Reforming the Nation's Financial System web site at http://regtimeline.stlouisfed.org/.
You can also use the site to understand how the Act came to be, using primary documents from Congressional hearings and various speeches.
Other useful St. Louis Fed sites:
- Tracking the Global Economy (http://research.stlouisfed.org/economy/) tracks the current economic environment through easy-to-understand charts of monthly indicators, such as employment, industrial production, retail sales and real income; current GDP data breakdowns; data from other countries; and more.
- The Financial Crisis (http://timeline.stlouisfed.org/) is designed to help the public better understand the major financial events and policy actions that the Fed has taken since the crisis began in 2007.